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Love running? Love walking? Love cycling?
Fancy jumping out of a plane?
Whatever your sport, we make it easy for you to do it for charity so you can focus on training and enjoying what you love. Exciting upcoming team brainstrust events include the London Triathlon, the Edinburgh Marathon, the Cardiff 10k and much much more.
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Love running? Love walking? Love cycling? Fancy jumping out of a plane? Whatever your sport, we make it easy for you to do it  for charity so you can focus on training and enjoying what you love.

 

team brainstrust is made up of all sorts of people who do all kinds of sporting activities. There's Chris Seymour and his team who cycled 2000km through India, Steve McMenamin who swam across the English Channel for brainstrust, and then there's our fab walking event on the Isle of Wight, Big Wight Matter


Events where you can join team brainstrust over over the coming months include:

 

  • Walking for charity at brainstrust's Big Wight Matter event - Sept 2012

  • Kielder 100 Mountain Bike Race

  • Royal Parks Half Marathon 2012
  • The Round the Island race (2011)

  • The 2012 Great South Run


For more information, or to register for a specific event, click here and visit our events area.


Adventures with team brainstrust

We have teamed up with ATOL registered 'Discover Adventure', and 'Global Adventure Challenges' to offer you the chance to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and all for a very noble cause. From Sailing the Channel Islands, to Cycling across the Alps, read on to find out how you could have an unforgettable adventure with brainstrust:

Cycle from London to Paris

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Cycling from London to Paris is one of the great cycle experiences in Europe. Passing through picturesque Kent countryside, you cross the Channel and continue through the small villages and medieval market towns of Northern France, passing the famous battlefields of the Somme and Agincourt. With long days in the saddle and some strenuous hill-climbs, the sight of the Eiffel Tower, your finishing point, will evoke a real sense of achievement. 


Your last day in Paris allows you to explore the streets of the French capital and soak up the romantic atmosphere of the majestic town.


To download London to Paris Cycle itinerary (pdf) click here

To book online for the London to Paris Cycle please click here


 

 Euro City Cycle

Euro city cycle with team brainstrustLondon, Amsterdam, Brussels. Three hundred miles, three countries and three cities.

 

This superb challenge caters for every level of cyclist. Your route covers approx 300 miles, with 4 days in the saddle and takes in the rolling countryside of Essex, the plains of Holland, and the sleepy lanes of Belgium. Suitable for all ages, the one thing everyone will have in common is a great sense of adventure. The route has been designed to be challenging, but achievable by anyone with a little bit of training.

 

To find out more or register for this event, call us now on 01983 292405,
or click here to email tessa@brainstrust.org.uk

 

Ride across the Alps

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This exciting cycling challenge links the two classic cities of Paris and Geneva, crossing the Swiss border with a fabulous Tour de France climb in the beautiful Jura Mountains.The route crosses rolling chalk hills, quiet woodland and rural plateaux, with the landscape dotted with small medieval towns and Romanesque churches. You will cycle through the famous vineyard regions of Champagne and Burgundy, then skirting Dijon, you head to the Roman spa town of Lons-le-Saunier, at the foot of the Jura.

From there, you begin the infamous category 4 climb frequently used in the Tour de France which is the toughest part of the challenge. Crossing into Switzerland, you will finish beside the lake in beautiful Geneva. 


To download the Paris to Geneva Cycle itinerary (pdf) click here

To book online for the Paris to Geneva Cycle please click here

 

 

Cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia

Cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia with team brainstrustHop on your bike for a 400km, 10 day adventure that takes in the delights Hi Chi Minh and Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

 

Pedal through the bustling coconut groves and thriving river communities at the heart of the Mekong Delta and the stilted villages and mysterious temples of Angkor - ancient Khmer relics of a vanished culture nestled in amongst the sugar palm trees.

 

This challenge is suitable for people of all ages (min. 18 yrs old). It has been designed to be a challenge, but achievable as long as you have some basic fitness training beforehand. You will be cycling for 6 consecutive days, in a hot climate. Heaven!

 

To find out more, and register for the Vietnam to Cambodia cycle adventure, call us now on 01983 292405, or click here to email tessa@brainstrust.org.uk

 

 

Sail the Channel Islands

Sailing_for_charitySail across the Channel on Musketeer, a classic 46ft racing yawl. Built in 1962, she has the sleek lines of a classic racing boat and cuts through the waves with ease. Departing from her home port of Poole, Musketeer is a very seaworthy boat and takes the passage to the Channel Islands in her stride, giving you the opportunity to experience life at sea. 

 

You will be involved in all aspects of life aboard, from changing the sails and helming to navigation and keeping the crew supplied.


To download an itinerary for the Channel Islands adventure click here (pdf)

To book online to Sail the Channel Islands please click here


Plan your invasion - Hadrian's Wall trek.

Hadrians Wall Trek with team brainstrustConquer a 25 mile trek along this magnificent Roman Wall.


This is a challenging 3 day walk with stunning backdrops and fascinating history. This trek takes you from Chollerford to Gisland, taking in a superb section of the 80 mile long wall, breathtaking views and some of the ruins that have made Hadrian's Wall worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. 

 

One wall, one epic adventure in just one weekend.

 

To find out more or register, give us a call on 01983 292405,
or click here to email tessa@brainstrust.org.uk


Find a dinosaur on the Jurassic Coast

Walking for CharityEnjoy a memorable trek along the Jurassic Coast, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site. Stretching 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks in Dorset to Orcombe Point at Exmouth in East Devon, the Jurassic Coast is the most geologically diverse coastline in the world. The exposed cliff sections allow you to look back through 185 million years of time, including the whole of the Mesozoic Era. 
 

Starting at Durlston Head, just outside Swanage we trek a total of 23 miles (36 km) over two days using the South West Coastal Path. You will camp at a lovely campsite in the renowned village of Kimmeridge on Saturday night, just a short distance from the famous Kimmeridge Bay where you will see amazing rock pools (tide permitting). 



To download the Jurassic Coast Weekend itinerary (pdf) click here

To book online for the Jurassic Coast Weekend please click here

 

 



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Our partners at Discover Adventure are registered with both ATOL and AITO for your 100% peace of mind.





 

Global Adventure Challenges (who provide the Euro City Cycle, Hadrian's Wall Trek, and the Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle) are registered with ATOL too. No. 6506.




 

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